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Oasis Legal Finance Announces Kevin Connor as New General Counsel

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Oasis Legal Finance, LLC, the nation's largest and most recognized national brand in consumer legal funding, today announced Kevin Connor as the company's new General Counsel.  In this role, Connor, who comes to Oasis from a senior position in Illinois state government, will lead Oasis's legal team.

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Connor combines his recent service as a state regulator of financial products with over a decade of experience in the insurance industry to give the suburban Chicago-based Oasis a chief legal officer with deep ties to the insurance and financial services industries. Oasis provides non-recourse consumer legal funding to consumers involved in personal injury claims

"Kevin brings a tremendous amount of legal experience to our team," said Oasis Legal Finance CEO Ralph Shayne, noting that Kevin was the General Counsel of the State of Illinois' Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations managing all its legal affairs and staff.  "His background at both a leading national insurance company and as chief legal officer for a state agency overseeing financial and insurance-related products gives Kevin a unique perspective in helping our team continue to educate the public of the important and necessary role consumer legal funding has in the American system of justice."

"I am pleased to join Oasis, which has a consumer-focused culture based on helping Americans who previously had nowhere to turn when their lives were devastated by an accident," said Connor. "This is a growing industry that provides a safe and valuable service to families all across the country, and I appreciate the opportunity to lead a team focused on protecting consumers and a product that helps keep families together, food on the table, and a roof over their heads until the insurance company decides to settle their claim."

Connor has served in a multitude of public and private legal positions over his career.  Prior to joining Illinois' Department of Central Management Services, he served as the General Counsel and Director of Business Regulation for Illinois' Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.  His first post in state government was as General Counsel in the Office of Management in Budget, where he helped manage a $60 billion operating and capital budget.  Prior joining the State of Illinois he was the Assistant General Counsel for CNA Financial Corporation/CNA Insurance, helping oversee $55 billion in assets. 

Connor earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois, a J.D. from The Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law and attended DePaul University's, Graduate School of Business.     

Oasis Legal Finance, LLC

Oasis Legal Finance, LLC is the largest and most recognized national brand in consumer legal funding providing non-recourse financial assistance to consumers involved in personal injury litigation, primarily due to auto and work-related accidents. Oasis has developed a one-of-a-kind, high-touch processing system providing customers with the fastest service times available. Upon approval of the legal funding and receipt of the signed agreement, Oasis can provide cash in the hands of the plaintiffs, literally in as little as 24 hours. Oasis is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois,  

 For further information, please visit www.OasisLegal.com or contact Eric Schuller, Director of Government Affairs, eschuller@oasislegal.com

Media Contact: Eric Schuller, Oasis Legal Finance, 847-5137927, eschuller@oasislegal.com

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